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October 2016 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2016

Summary of the Current Situation: There are 206 political prisoners in Burma. 98 are currently serving prison sentences,  24 are awaiting trial inside prison,  84 are awaiting trial outside prison. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 63 people were arrested, 51 of whom are from ethnic areas, 18 people were sentenced, three of which were immediately released after paying their fine.  This month saw three individuals released following the end of their prison sentences, 62 people charged, and two incarcerated political prisoners are reported to be in ... Read more ➤

Map of AAPP Training Locations

Posted: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

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Joint Secretary Ko Bo Kyi Meeting with Southeast Asia Bureau Chief Mr. Jon Fasman (10/2016)

Posted: Monday, October 17th, 2016

  Mr. Jon Fasman and Bo Kyi meet at AAPP-B’s Yangon office on October 13, 2016. ... Read more ➤

September 2016 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Thursday, October 13th, 2016

MONTH IN REVIEW This month, one person was arrested and one was sentenced but immediately released. Three incarcerated political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Restrictions on media and civil and political liberties have continued throughout September. Two news journals, The Voice Weekly and Envoy, have been indefinitely suspended for failing to send articles to the censorship board for approval before publication. Journalist Aung Lwin has been charged with defamation under Section 500 of the Penal Code for having published an ess... Read more ➤

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AAPP (2016) Prison Conditions in Burma and The Potential for Prison Reform

Posted: Monday, September 26th, 2016

Download for “Prison Conditions in Burma and The Potential for Prison Reform” Report   ... Read more ➤

REPORT LAUNCH: ‘Prison Conditions in Burma and the Potential for Prison Reform’ (2016)

Posted: Sunday, September 25th, 2016

25 September 2016   The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) has today – 25 September 2016 – published a report entitled ‘Prisons Conditions in Burma and the Potential for Prison Reform’. The report will be available on AAPP’s website in English and Burmese. The report is a preliminary assessment of the potential for prison reform in Burma and aims to provide foundations upon which to build a comprehensive strategy for prison reform. The report identifies the key issues impacting Burma’s prison system. The int... Read more ➤

Request letter to State Counsellor, H.E Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (2016)

Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2016

We congratulate you on what appears to be a highly successful visit to the United Kingdom and United States of America. After having the opportunity to discuss ongoing human rights issues in Burma with British Prime Minister Theresa May and United States President Barack Obama, we are sure you will agree that support from the international community will be essential in achieving these goals.  We thus respectfully request that you commit to ratifying the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane, or Degrading Treatment or Punishmen... Read more ➤

August 2016 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

MONTH IN REVIEW This month, seven local people from ethnic areas were arrested and 22 farmers were charged. Thirty-five people had cases against them dropped and three incarcerated political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Charges and sentences under repressive legislation continued to be handed down at the expense of activists, farmers and ethnic minorities.  On August 15, ten farmers from Naung Cho Township, Shan State, charged in 2014 under Articles 427, 447, 506 and 294 of the Penal Code, faced their 52nd court hearing. A furth... Read more ➤

July 2016 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Month In Review This month 129 sentences were handed down for political reasons, including fines given to 105 farmers for staging a plowing protest. Four political prisoners were released from prison, and a further 110 people, including the aforementioned farmers completed their sentence or had cases against them dropped. One person was arrested, two political prisoners are reported to be in bad health and trespassing charges were brought against 131 farmers. Charges and sentences under repressive legislation continue to be handed down at the ... Read more ➤

June 2016 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016

MONTH IN REVIEW This month 112 civilians were arrested by State forces and ethnic armed groups, 48 of which were subsequently released, 18 individuals were sentenced and 5 were released. Three political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Also this month, 34 activists, journalists and civilians were charged. Authorities continued to arrest and detain activists under outdated legislation and threaten their freedom to peaceful assembly and expression. Fifteen of the 71 workers from Sagaing who were arrested following their peaceful prote... Read more ➤